Randall M. Kessler
Founding Partner

J.D., Emory University School of Law
B.A., Brandeis University

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of Georgia
United States Federal Court, Northern District of Georgia
Supreme Court of the United States

Selected Positions

Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers
Chair, Family Law Section, American Bar Association, 2011-2012
Chair, Family Law Section, State Bar of GA, 2011-2012
Member of Family Law Webinar Advisory Board for Strafford
Former Chair, Family Courts Committee, ABA Family Law Sect.
Secretary, Family Law Section, State Bar of GA
Master in the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court
Editor, Family Law Review, State Bar of Georgia
Former Chair, Family Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association
Former Chair, American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Subst. Abuse (Message from the Chair)
Judge, Pro Hac,
Dekalb County Recorder's Court, 2000-present (Photos: Kessler Swearing In )


Faculty, Emory Law School, Family Law Litigation
Faculty, John Marshall Law School, Family Law

Selected Articles and Presentations

Editor, NEXT Magazine

All Current Family Law Review Articles

"Georgia's Child Support Guidelines", Georgia Bar Journal, December 2006

"Legislative Update - Family Law", Presented to the Justices, Judges and Staff Attorneys of the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Georgia Court of Appeals, Fall 2005

"Representing "High Profile Clients" in Family Law Cases", American Journal of Family Law, Fall 2004


In 1991, Randall M. Kessler founded the law firm now known as Kessler & Solomiany Family Law Attorneys, a 30 person family law firm in Atlanta.  He is the author of many family law books including Divorce: Protect Yourself, Your Kids and Your FutureThe GA Library of Family Law Forms and How to Mediate a Divorce. He is an adjunct professor of Family Law Litigation at Emory Law School.  Mr. Kessler has served as the Chair of the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association.


Born in Gainesville, Florida, raised in New Orleans and having attended college at Brandeis University near Boston, MA, Randall M. Kessler came to Georgia in 1985 to attend Emory University School of Law. He has over 30 years of experience in domestic relations and family law matters including divorce, custody, paternity, prenuptial agreements and child support. He is the Editor Emeritus of the Family Law Review for the State Bar of Georgia and has lectured at over 500 programs for groups such as the ABA, AAML, AICPA, ALM, NACVA, IAAR, NALS, NFLPA, NBA, NBPA, GABWA, GTLA, the GA Psychological Association (GPA), the Georgia Society of CPAs, the Clayton, Cobb, Gwinnett, DeKalb and Atlanta Bar Associations, and has lectured nationwide in AK, AL, CA, DC, FL, GA, HW, IN, KY, LA, MD, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, P.R., SC, TN, TX, WA, and other countries including Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and Mexico.  He is proficient in both Spanish and Hebrew.

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